KESTREL Carbon FAT BIKE!!! ???

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joeg26er
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by joeg26er

KESTREL Carbon FAT BIKE!!! ??? Actually looks pretty good, they guy who had it just got it and says it rides super nice. Apparently it's a 2019 being sold by Bikesdirect.com to test the waters. I got a couple shots
they guy said he stole it for less than 2gs
full sram nx 12 eagle and mulefuts too!
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AJS914
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by AJS914

Looks like they are blowing them out:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/kes ... tbikes.htm

I'm surprised to learn that Kestrel still sells bikes.

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joeg26er
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by joeg26er

Looks like they raised the price by $100
Still seems like a ridiculous deal
Should I get a flat screen or this fat bike?

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by mike

flat screen.

BigOlBar
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by BigOlBar

I just bought one since I have too many flat screens already. 😊. I’m new to this forum. Let me know if you want me to post any weights.

joeg26er
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by joeg26er

Yes- please post weights
curious to see how light you can get it when run tubeless
I am going to guess sub 28 lbs easy?


BigOlBar
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by BigOlBar

Yep, just like half of all bike companies. Kestrel is the highest quality brand and will come out of Chapter 11 under another bike company.

BigOlBar
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by BigOlBar

Weight is 33.76 with spank flats and tubes still in tires. Stock bike just like listed on website.

I didn't take it apart to weigh everything for the sake of time and my limited mechanical skills, but have some weights on other parts if any interest.
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Noctiluxx
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BigOlBar wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Weight is 33.76 with spank flats and tubes still in tires. Stock bike just like listed on website.

I didn't take it apart to weigh everything for the sake of time and my limited mechanical skills, but have some weights on other parts if any interest.
Congrats on the Krestel fat bike. I have a FS Trek Farley EX that also weights 33-lbs with XTR pedals and dropper post. The bike is full carbon, including handlebar and wheels. Killer bike. I had second thoughts when I had on order but don't regret it anymore. I can climb any grade with the Eagle drivetrain and grippy tires at 12 psi and go down single track like a downhill bike. I'll post up pics and info tomorrow. Sorry didn't mean to hijack your thread.
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by BigOlBar

What size are your tires and what is max size you can ride?

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BigOlBar wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:56 pm
What size are your tires and what is max size you can ride?
My tires are 27.5, 3.8”
I can even go to 29” wheels with 3” tires.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
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2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2016 Specialized Allez DSW Sprint (Gold)

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